The Future of the Defence Firm: New Challenges, New Directions / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer Netherlands
This book is th e result of a collaborative research project involving the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at the University of Manitoba (Canada) and the Centre for Defence Economics at the University of York in England . Perhaps not surprisingly, given its transatlantic origins, its lineage is somewhat involved. In Canada , its origins can be traced to two earlier research projects on the political economy of arms production undertaken by members of what has since become the Centre for Defence and Security Studies . The first of these , carried out in collaboration with Toronto 's York University, and financially supported by the Centre for Studies in Defence Resources Management at the National Defence College in Kingston, Ontario , was entitled " Th e Implications of Europe 1992 For Canadian Defence and Defence Industrial Interests" . The second , undertaken in conjunction with both York University and Nova Scotia's Dalhousie University , was supported by the now defunct Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security , and dealt with " N a t i o n a l Defence and the Canadian Economy . " Workshops were held in connection with both these studies, which brought together academic, governmental and industry experts in the field of defence production .
Table of ContentsIntroduction: The Future of the Defence Firm in Western Europe and North America.- 1. The Defence Firm in a Changing Politico-Strategic Environment.- 2. The European Defence Firm, National Procurement Policies, and the Internationalisation of Arms Production.- 3. The European Defence Firm and the Single European Market.- 4. The Future of the Defence Firm in the United Kingdom: The Impact of the Changing Politico-Commercial Environment.- 5. The Changing American Defence Industrial Environment and the Future of the Defence Firm in Canada.- 6. The Future of the Defence Firm: Integrating Civil and Military Technologies.- 7. The Defence Firm and Trends in Civil and Military Technologies: Integration versus “Differentiation”.- 8. Puppets or Partners: The Defence Industry Supply Chain in Perspective.- 9. The Future of the Defence Firm: Collaboration, Co-operation and Strategic Alliance.- 10. Facteurs d’évolution des firmes françaises d’armament.- 11. The Industrial Strategies of Military Producers and the Future of the Defence Firm in Spain.- 12. Conversion and the Future of the German Defence Firm: A Systemic View.- 13. The Structural Transformation of the US Defence Firm: Changes in Manufacturing Technology, Production Process, and Principles of Corporate Organisation.- Notes on Contributors.- List of Participants.